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Waging Peace in Mindanao
A Forum with Moro Women Leaders in the Philippines

What Lecture
Speaker(s) Elin Anisha Capal Guro, Nida Dans, Aisa Akalal, Matabay Diamad, Sittie Habibah Sarip
When 2008-11-24
from 15:00 to 17:00
Where Sano Shoin, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Language English
Organized by
Center for the Study of Peace and Reconciliation
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This event is jointly organized by CsPR and Kyushu University Asia Center with support from the Japan Foundation


  • Elin Anisha Guro: Introduction

  • Nida Dans: Political Participation of the Women of Mindanao 

  • Dances and Songs:
  • - Pangalay: Aisa Akalal
  • - Hasik: Matabay Guimad
  • - Kapagapir-apir: Sittie Habiba Sarip
  • - Yakan Dance: Nida Dans

  • Aisa Akalal: Impact of the War on the Women of Sulu

  • Sittie Habiba Sarip: Role of the Youth in Peace Building

  • Cora Fabros : Introduction of their activities

Speaker Profiles

Elin Anisha Capal Guro
Director, Press and Information Office, Mindanao State University, Marawi
Elin has served as the youngest and first female Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension at the Mindanao State University and holds important positions in government.

Nida Dans
President, Political Caucus of Women Leaders in Mindanao
Nida served as a Councilor of Isabela, Basilan from 1998-2007. She is the first recipient of the Regional Outstanding Lady Executive Award (Rolex Award).

Aisa Akalal
Professor, Mindanao State University, Sulu
Aisa serves as Regional Commissioner for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi of the Mindanao Commission on Women that provides adult literary to the unschooled women.

Matabay Diamad
Officer, Philippine Muslim Women Council
Matabay is actively involved in the Muslim Business Forum and Philippines Muslim Women Council, and also the Governor of the National Council for Women for Region 12.

Sittie Habibah Sarip
Faculty, Integrated School for the Sciences of Peace
Sittie is a young Moro women leader involved in MSU-Youth Peace Advocates, Youth for Nationalism and Democracy and Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy.

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